The Late-Modern Oppression Olympics In Biblical Perspective (3)

The Late-Modern Oppression Olympics In Biblical Perspective (3)

Last time we considered the reality of oppression and true liberation. In this final essay in the series we must consider what are the moral and ethical consequences for those who, by the grace of God alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide), have been liberated from oppression. Under the Old Testament, the Lord who redeemed and liberated his church consistently instructed her (the church) to live in light of that gracious redemption.

Canons Of Dort (30): God’s Gracious Assurance Of Perseverance

Canons Of Dort (30): God’s Gracious Assurance Of Perseverance

The single most frequent way to corrupt the doctrine of perseverance has been to turn it into a covenant of works. This happens regularly outside the Reformed churches. E.g., the Romanists teach that, in baptism, sins are graciously washed away, initial justification...
The Reformation Of Vocation

The Reformation Of Vocation

Grace Perfecting Nature In the period between the early post-apostolic church (e.g., the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD) and the Reformation (beginning in the early 16th century AD) the church came to develop some unbiblical and therefore unhelpful and unhealthy ways of...
Commandment Thursday

Commandment Thursday

This is Easter Week 2019. On this day, since the late 4th century (393) the Western (Latin) church has remembered that our Lord instituted the sign and seal of the renewal of the covenant of grace, holy communion (the Lord’s Supper). On the church calendar, this day...